Concerts Wiki


March 15, 2000 NBC Studio 3, Burbank, CA (US TV "Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Performing "House Where Nobody Lives")

May 26, 2000 Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, POL (as part of the TP S.A. Music & Film Festival)

May 29-31, 2000 Le Grand Rex Theatre, Paris, FRA


January ?, 2001 IRISH TV "Freedom Highway - Songs That Shaped a Century/ Songs of Resistance and liberation". A documentary on pop and politics, made for RTE, the BBC, the Irish Film Board and ARTE. Directed by Philip King. Tom performs: "I Know I've Been Changed" & "I Ain't Goin' Down To The Well No More")

March 21, 2001 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (guests with John Hammond playing guitar on "Murder In The Red Barn" and singing backing vocals on "I Know I've Been Changed" & "Cold Water")

May 22, 2001 Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA (Tom was honored with the ASCAP founders award at the 18th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards and performed a short 4-song acoustic set)


May 8, 2002 Ed Sullivan Theater, New York City, NY (US TV "Late Show With David Letterman". Interviewed & Performs "All The World Is Green")


May 4, 2003 Musician's Union, Hollywood, CA (Tom appeared at the memorial celebration held for Teddy Edwards, performing "Little Man." Proceeds from the event went to a scholarship in Edwards' name at Compton College)

July 31, 2003 Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, CA (Matthew Sperry Memorial Concert)

September 21, 2003 Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY ("Healing The Divide" A Benefit Concert For Peace And Reconciliation. His Holiness The Dalai Lama gave a Special Address for the occasion)

October 21, 2003 Spring Valley Elementary, San Francisco, CA (Tom, Bonnie Raitt, Norton Buffalo, Jason Newsted and Austin Willarcy took part in jam session for the "Little Kids Rock" program. They were there to support the program which was started by David Wish in November 1996, a non-profit organization that provides free instruments and lessons to disadvantaged kids in public schools)


September 28, 2004 Ed Sullivan Theater, New York City, NY (US TV "Late Show With David Letterman" Interviewed & Performs "Make It Rain")

Tom Waits Real Gone Tour 2004

Tom Waits: vocals, piano, guitar, harmonium, bullhorn.Larry Taylor: upright bass, guitar.Marc Ribot: guitar, banjo.Brian Mantia: drums, percussion

October 15, 2004 Orpheum Theater, Vancouver, BC

October 16, 2004 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

October 18, 2004 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

November 13, 2004 Het Toneelhuis Bourla, Antwerp, BEL

November 15-17, 2004 Theater des Westens, Berlin, GER

November 19-21, 2004 Koninklijk Theater Carre, Amsterdam, NED

November 23, 2004 Hammersmith Apollo, London, ENG


September 20, 2005 Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY ("From The Big Apple to The Big Easy" benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims)

October 29, 2005 Kirk Douglas, Culver City, CA (Actors' Gang Theatre Company and OPCC benefit, performing "Cold Water", "Tom Traubert's Blues" & "You Can Never Hold Back Spring")


May 12, 2006 Music Box @ Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA (The second annual MusiCares (a Grammy Awards subsidiary) MAP Fund benefit concert, performing "Tango 'Til They're Sore", "Invitation To The Blues", "Lucky Day" & "You Can Never Hold Back Spring")

Tom Waits Orphans Tour 2006

Tom Waits: vocals, guitar, keyboard, maracas. Casey Waits: drums. Bent Clausen: various woodwinds, keyboards, strings and percussion. Larry Taylor: upright bass. Duke Robillard: guitar.

August 1, 2006 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

August 2, 2006 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC

August 4, 2006 Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN

August 5, 2006 Ryman Auditorium. Nashville, TN

August 7, 2006 Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY

August 9, 2006 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

August 11, 2006 Opera House, Detroit, MI

August 13, 2006 Civic Theatre, Akron, OH (early show)

August 13, 2006 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH (late show)

November 27, 2006 Ed Sullivan Theater, New York City, NY (US TV "Late Show With David Letterman". Tom is interviewed and performs "Lie To Me", with Larry Taylor, Duke Robillard & Casey Waits)

November 28, 2006 New York City, NY (US TV "Daily Show With Jon Stewart". Interviewed and performs "Day After Tomorrow" with Larry Taylor)


April 7, 2007 Teatro Presidente Alvear, Buenos Aires, ARG (Tom was honoured at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and performed two songs, "You Can Never Hold Back Spring" & "Tom Traubert's Blues")

May 4, 2007 Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, CA (US TV "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" performing "Lucinda" & "Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No More". With Eugene Huggins on harmonica)

October 27-28, 2007 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA (Bridge School Benefit)


January 22, 2008 Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (Benefit for the Bet Tzedek Legal Services - House of Justice performing "On the Nickel", "Innocent When You Dream". "Come On Up To The House" & "You Can Never Hold Back Spring", with Larry Taylor on bass. Proceeds benefit the organizations efforts to provide legal counsel for underprivileged citizens)

Tom Waits Glitter & Doom Tour 2008

Tom Waits: vocals, guitar, keyboard, maracas. Seth Ford-Young: upright bass. Omar Torrez: guitars. Patrick Warren: keyboards. Vincent Henry: woodwinds. Casey Waits: drums and percussion. Sullivan Waits: congas and clarinet.

June 17-18, 2008 Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

June 20, 2008 Plaza Theatre, El Paso, TX (during the show El Paso City Councilwoman Susie Byrd presented Tom with a plaque-mounted key to the city. "Apparently this fits every lock in El Paso," Waits said. "If you find me in your living room in my underwear, we have an understanding")

June 22, 2008 Jones Hall, Houston, TX

June 23, 2008 Palladium, Dallas, TX

June 25, 2008 Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK

June 26, 2008 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

June 28, 2008 Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH

June 29, 2008 Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN

July 1, 2008 Moran Theatre, Jacksonville, FL

July 2, 2008 Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL

July 3, 2008 Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL

July 5, 2008 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA (With Larry Taylor guesting on guitar)

July 12, 2008 Auditori Kursaal, San Sebastian, SPA

July 14-15, 2008 Auditori Forum, Barcelona, SPA

July 17-19, 2008 Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, ITY

July 21-22, 2008 KCP, Prague, CZR

July 24-25, 2008 Grand Rex, Paris, FRA

July 27-28, 2008 Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, SCOT

July 30-August 1, 2008 Phoenix Park Rat Cellar, Dublin, IRE